abusesaffiliationarrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upattack-typeburgerchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upClock iconclosedeletedevelopment-povertydiscriminationdollardownloademailenvironmentexternal-linkfacebookfiltergenderglobegroupshealthinformation-outlineinformationinstagraminvestment-trade-globalisationissueslabourlanguagesShapeCombined Shapelocationmap-pinminusnewsorganisationotheroverviewpluspreviewprofilerefreshnewssearchsecurityPathtagticktooltiptwitteruniversalityweb
Article

'A victory for common sense': Railway worker suspended for breaching health safety rules after rescuing wheelchair-bound pensioner who fell on the tracks has job reinstated (UK)

A railway worker who was suspended after leaping on to the tracks to help rescue a disabled woman has been reinstated. Customer service assistant...was on the platform...when he saw the elderly passenger roll 5ft down on to the line in her wheelchair...[He] and three helpers jumped on to the track...But rather than receive a bravery award, he was been suspended by rail operator c2c [part of National Express] while the incident was investigated and faced disciplinary action for not following the ‘correct safety procedures’. However...it was announced that Mr Chittock has been reinstated.